I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
The Crane Family here in Sonoma county are famous for their melons. This is a yellow/orange fleshed melon that has been grown in the family now for about 4 generations. It can reach weights of 25 lbs and is almost perfectly round in shape. The flavor is out of this world. It is so sweet, I ate an entire melon when we were cleaning the seeds. It was so juicy, sweet and tender. Not at all grainy like some watermelons can be.
We are the only seed company to carry this melon! You will not find it anywhere else and the family grows a limited supply each year. That means we don't have a great deal of seed for this amazing melon. You want it, don't wait to get it.
California Grown Heirloom Seed
If you have cool nights this is a watermelon to try. We barely have 3 full months of warm summer nights, so producing any melon is a real art form. This strain of watermelon has been perfected to grow in cool nights for over 4 generations.
Out of Stock. The Crane family didn't have any to share this year. No seed for 2013. We will start to grow our own this summer.